​Conferment Ceremony of the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon for 2020 Spring recipient Mr. Gregory Boyko

 On April 13, a ceremony was held at the Hartford Golf Club in Connecticut to present the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon to the 2020 Spring recipient Mr. Gregory Boyko, Honorary Consul General of Japan in Simsbury, Connecticut. Having served as the Chairman of Hartford Life Insurance among many other achievements, Mr. Boyko is a talented business person who contributed to the further development of Japan-U.S. economic relations by writing a monthly column in the "Nippon Business Senki" section of the Nikkei Shimbun. He has also contributed to the promotion of friendly relations between the U.S. and Japan through leading initiatives such as the "Japan-U.S. Grassroots Summit" and educational CSR activities in Japan. At the award ceremony, Consul General Ohmori congratulated Mr. Boyko and presented him with the Neck Ribbon.
 Mr. Boyko remarked, "Thank you for presenting this honorary award to me. I believe that anything I can do to strengthen the relationship between the United States and Japan is a worthy objective, and I will continue to dedicate my efforts to this relationship. I thank the Government of Japan once again for granting me this honor today."